Disappointed Suns look for changes, but Steve Nash stays

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PHOENIX (AP) -- A year removed from their inspired run to the Western Conference finals, the Phoenix Suns are on the outside looking in at the playoffs.

Their plans for the off season, collective bargaining issues notwithstanding, are the addition of a "go-to" scorer to ease the pressure off Steve Nash, and, in what has become an annual mantra, build a better defense.

Nash, it seems, is not going anywhere. The 37-year-old point guard, after a difficult season on and off the court, calls the Suns "my team" and expresses no desire to play elsewhere.

Suns president for basketball operations Lon Babby agrees, saying he cannot see a scenario for the team's future that does not include Nash.

Despite battling injuries since the All-Star break, Nash still led the NBA in assists for the fifth time.